Team India managed to defeat England by four wickets in the final of the 2022 U19 World Cup. With this, India lifted the U19 World Cup for the record fifth time. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted after India wins the 5th U19 World Cup.
India lifts 5th U19 World Cup
Fielding first, India was off to a flier thanks to the twin strike by Ravi Kumar in his first two overs. Although India was chipping away at the wickets consistently, England’s James Rew held one end together. He scored a superb 95 of 116 balls which helped his team post a decent total of 189. Raj Bawa was the star for India in the bowling innings. He collected a five-wicket-haul and claimed the best figures ever in a U19 World Cup final.
With the bat, India also faced an early setback but then, with a few steady partnerships, India never lost control of the game. Vice-captain Shaik Rasheed scored a fifty along with Nishant Sindhu. Raj Bawa yet again had an important role to play as he scored 35 important runs to help India close the game. Wicket-keeper Dinesh Bana finished the game with two massive sixes.
With this, India lifted the title for the fifth time. While the country first won the title in 2000, it then won again in 2008, 2012, 2018 and now in 2022. All members from the previous winning batches have gone on to do well for the senior squad. A few in the 2022 batch, as well, are likely to break into the senior team.
Twitter reacts to the massive feat
Meanwhile, Twitter was elated with India’s performance. Before the tournament started, there were a couple of issues that the team faced. During the competition, COVID struck the Indian camp and for a few games, some key players had to miss out. Yet, the team won the tournament without losing a game.
— Sewali das (@kitchensewali99) February 5, 2022
Extremely proud of our young cricketers. Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the ICC U19 World Cup. They have shown great fortitude through the tournament. Their stellar performance at the highest level shows that the future of Indian cricket is in safe and able hands.Advertisement
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 6, 2022
India are the champions of the U19 World Cup for the fifth time!Advertisement
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) February 5, 2022
5th World Cup win for India in U19 Cricket, the most by any team in the world. Yash Dhull joins the league of Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw, the India captains who have lifted the U19 CWC Trophy.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 5, 2022
— AVNI ♡ (@Avni_KL_7) February 5, 2022
Indian wicketkeeper finishing a world cup final with a six:
— aryan saharan (@AryanSaharan10) February 5, 2022Advertisement
Only 3 times indian skippers have scored an 100 in u19 wc and all 3 have went on to win the world Cup. Kohli, Unmukt & now Dhull.
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) February 5, 2022Advertisement
After testing positive, boys showed positive attitude
~VVS Laxman commenting on U19 WC win 😅Advertisement
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 5, 2022
Indians waking up this morning with the news that "Indian U19 team has won the WC" pic.twitter.com/ZlVCqGUmG0
— Cricket wala ladka (@cricketwalaldka) February 6, 2022
I’m pleased to announce the reward of 40 lacs per player and 25 lacs per support staff for the U19 #TeamIndia contingent for their exemplary performance in #U19CWCFinal. You have made 🇮🇳 proud. @SGanguly99 @ThakurArunS @ShuklaRajiv
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) February 5, 2022